Luanda - Angolan minister of Science and Technology, Candida Teixeira, Tuesday in Luanda, called on public and private institutions to cooperate and pay attention to the development of activities of the International Year of Astronomy due to its pedagogical interest and the re-launch of this science in the country.
Candida Teixeira made the appeal while addressing the opening of the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy in Angola, going under the motto, “Find your universe”, in the light of the celebrations of the 400 years, since the first astronomical observation by the Italian scientist, Galileu Galilei.
According to the minister, with this activity, the Government, through the Ministry of Science and Technology (MINCIT), intends not only to express its involvement and importance it attaches to scientific research and technological development, but also to encourage students to join physics science.
"This act also came to reaffirm the commitment of Angola to responding to the UNESCO’s recommendations, adopted at the UN General Assembly’s 62nd session held in December 2006, which elected 2009 as the year of astronomy.
The event, also attended by the MPs, Government officials, astronomy experts and students, presented a lecture about "The Men’s vision of the universe”